by tinfriend 20 Mar 2009

as to what I am doing! Family is worried about me etc! So If I am not my 'usual' self don't be alarmed - at least you will now know what the reason is!

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by lflanders 23 Mar 2009

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I lost mine many years ago and I still miss her. She was so sick for so long it was a relief that she was no longer suffering but it did not stop the painful time we all had to go through. The poem below is very heart-touching. I think it brought tears to everyones eyes. This painful time will turn into are the wonderful memories you have of her and with her. Hang in there and I will praying for you. Linda in Ga.

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by chenille 23 Mar 2009

Tears and hugs for you...I know where you are at. Just know that you are among friends.
God Bless, Chenille

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by lbrow 23 Mar 2009

Oh TF I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. I've been out of the State with no computer & just now saw this. I have lost my mom some years back & know the ache n your heart for her. No one will ever b able to fill the emptiness u feel right now but all the memories u have of your mom will. It takes time but you will start remembering things from your childhood up, even n my 70s sometimes now a memory will slip n & I wonder how n the world did that spring up. God Bless u & give u the comfort u need right now. Lillian * 4 U & your mom

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by tinfriend 23 Mar 2009

I am going to post my reply seperately as well just in case no body returns to this original posting as I would like them to read my THANK YOU!

So please bear with me as I 'repeat' myself!
~S~

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by tinfriend 23 Mar 2009

My dearest friends / 'cute' family,

I don't know how to even begin to thank you for all the love, concern, prayers and words of comfort you have all given to me! It means the world to me - you actually will never know just how much at this time!

My mom's memorial service will be next Sunday at 13h00 in Johannesburg as her wish was to be cremated. A few of us wanted it to be earlier but this was not convenient for my other sister's & my mother's friends so we agreed on this day.

I miss my mom so very much by I realize that she is now at peace and no longer in any pain etc.... I just miss her and I suppose as so many had so much I still wanted to say!

What is so very special is that my mom had hand written letters to each of us - we all received 3 each - 2 addressed to husband & wife (one dated 1997 & other March 2008) and then the other to each of her children personally which must have been written just recently in 2009 - undated. These letters are so very special to me as I know they are to my brother and sisters too! something to treasure!

The poem is so beautiful and really made me cry - I have never read something so though provoking before! Thank you Cracker, I appreciate you sharing this with me!!

Once again my sincere thanks & gratitude for caring and being here for me!!
Special Hugs for all!
********************
~S~

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by clawton 23 Mar 2009

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I'm really behind in reading the postings. Just remember that our memories are always there. You will be surprised at when they just pop into your head!

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by colonies1 21 Mar 2009

So sorry to hear this....my heart goes out to you. I will keep you in my prayers. Take care and let us know if we can do anything for you.

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by read180 21 Mar 2009

So sorry to hear of your mothers death. Hugs to a cute friend and I shall keep you in my prayers. Take Care.

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by marietta 21 Mar 2009

So sad to hear this news,may she rest in peace, and may you also find peace.

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by gerryvb 21 Mar 2009

Oh sandie, so sorry to hear this.hugs and prayers for you and your family.she will never realy leave you, but stays with you in your mind and in your heart,take good care.

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by bokkieborduur 21 Mar 2009

Feel so sorry for you, love and lots of huggs. Marie

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by anna25775 21 Mar 2009

I'm very sorry to hear about your loss Sandie, may your mom rest in peace and you find comfort in knowing that God keeps us all in His care. Hugs and prayers for you.

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by asterixsew Moderator 21 Mar 2009

I am very sorry to hear your sad news. Thinking of you. There will be a time in the future that you will be so glad that you spoke with her just before she died

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by sqdancer 21 Mar 2009

So very sorry Sandie...thinking of you with love and prayers...hugs G x0x0x0x

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by castelyn 21 Mar 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time in your life. Just remember all the good times you had with your mom and that will help you in the coming days. God bless you and your family
Hugs
Yvonne

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by mops Moderator 21 Mar 2009

I am so sorry for your loss. Losing your parents is so hard, my thoughts are with you.

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by jrob Moderator 21 Mar 2009

I am so sorry.....it isn't easy to lose our mothers, no matter the age or circumstance. My prayers are with you. Close your eyes and feel this hug.

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by misscharlie 21 Mar 2009

I am so very sorry for your loss :( Prayers for you and your's xoxox *

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by coco128 21 Mar 2009

Dear friend, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope you can feel all the love, support and kindness that is being sent from all your CUTE friends...for we are all family too. Do your best and do what you can ...remember we are all with you as you stand strong through this sad time...hugs for you...

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by marjialexa Moderator 21 Mar 2009

Oh, I'm so sorry, I do understand. But at least you DID get to talk to her! Let your family take care of you at this time. You'll get through it. You might not feel that you want to, but you will. Big hugs, Marji

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by handy 21 Mar 2009

My condolence

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by designgirl 21 Mar 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time in your life. Just remember all the good times you had with my mom and that will help you in the coming days. God bless you and your family. Lynn

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by grandmamek 21 Mar 2009

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know that you are facing a very difficult time in your life. May the lord be with you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs for you. Mary

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by harry33 21 Mar 2009

Dear Tinfriend,
I am so sorry about your Mum. I do understand your grief as I am dealing with grief myself at this time. All I can say is God Bless and take 'One Day at a time'.You look after yourself.

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by blhamblen 21 Mar 2009

I'm so sorry Sandy...yes I know what you are going thru..I still can't sleep (have had 4 hrs. in the last 3 days)...you will walk in circles for a while. You have my prayers and sincere sympathy.

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by modo 21 Mar 2009

sorry to hear about your loss my sympathy to you and your family*

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by iris2006 21 Mar 2009

Sandy, sorry to hear about the loss of your mom, my deepest sympathy is with you.

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by kezza2sew 21 Mar 2009

I am so very sorry to hear this. Know that you are in my prayers. Hugs Kerry

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by raels011 21 Mar 2009

Sandie take solace in knowing she will be well cared for and well loved where she has now gone

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by memasanders 21 Mar 2009

I too am so sorry for your loss. I lost mine not to long ago. I tis very harf and sad but let your faith and the Lord hold you. Just take it minute by minute and stay strong. My prayers and heart felt sorrow are with you. Gob Bless you and your family.

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by meganne 21 Mar 2009

I'm so terribly sorry to hear your sad news. I don't think there is anything more difficult to face than losing your Mum. My heart truly aches for you.
I pray that the Good Lord will give you the strength to come to terms with your loss. The pain does heal in time, but it takes a long time.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers, Sandie.
hugs n blessings, Meganne

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by mariahail 21 Mar 2009

So sorry... will be praying for you, Hugs.****

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by sandralochran 21 Mar 2009

Sorry to hear off your loss

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by tindo 21 Mar 2009

I am sorry for your loss
love Marlene

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by sissibrode 21 Mar 2009

I'm so sorry for you tinfriend... love and hugs for you

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by minicow 21 Mar 2009

Sandie my deepest sympathy & prayers in this sad time.
minicow

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by ingrid68 21 Mar 2009

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

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by pennifold 21 Mar 2009

Dear Sandie,

I have just come on line and saw your posting. I am so sorry to read that your Mum died yesterday. I cannot imagine the heartache you are going through. But Oh! what a special blessing to have only spoken to her 2 hours previously.

God is good and He will not overload you and give you more than you can bear. It is good to cry and let the emotions flow. And hey, isn't it great to remember all the good times?

Just wanted to let you know that my prayers and thoughts will be with you over the coming days and weeks etc.

I don't know about you but I would feel like saying - "Hey world, do you know that my Mum has died" and shout it out to everyone who can hear you. And then you wake up the next morning and life goes on. I suppose it is the way it is meant to be, but I just feel it is so unfair.

God bless you and I will hold you in my prayers. Love Chris

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by lyn4 21 Mar 2009

I'm so sorry! My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and yours!

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by gerryb 21 Mar 2009

The prayers of many are with you in the upcoming days. The memories will grow sweeter as time goes on, but a mother is always missed for years and years. Hang on to the Lord!

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by sherylac 21 Mar 2009

my thoughts are with you

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by caydebug 21 Mar 2009

Sandie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know how it feels to loose a parent so quickly, without warning. My heart bleeds for you and the ache is great. Please know that my prayers are with you. I could not have made it with out the prayers of many and My God beside me. I wish, there were more to say and do. Love your way. Libbie

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by cracker 21 Mar 2009

WhenTomorrow Starts Without Me


If tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me;

I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;

But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,

And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all that we shared,
And all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
Would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss some tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,

He said, "This is eternity,
And all I've promised you."
Today your life on earth is past,
But here life starts anew.

I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day is the same way,
There's no longing for the past.

So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart

Prayers coming your way.

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caydebug by caydebug 21 Mar 2009

So well said. This is beautiful.

reddish by reddish 21 Mar 2009

Very nice--you brought tears to my eyes..Diane

pennifold by pennifold 21 Mar 2009

This is a wonderful heartwarming poem. Thanks for sharing it - it also bought tears to my eyes. Love Chris

memasanders by memasanders 21 Mar 2009

Thank you it is beautiful.

iris2006 by iris2006 21 Mar 2009

Haertwarming this poem is.

blhamblen by blhamblen 21 Mar 2009

Thanx for sharing this poem..I sit here crying...but it is OK I know He is heaven looking after me.

marjialexa by marjialexa 21 Mar 2009

Oh, man, I'm crying too, for Bud, and Richard, my Mom & Dad & Brother, my best friends, oh, wow. Great poem. Marji

mops by mops 21 Mar 2009

Nice poem, thanks for sharing it. And I'm crying too.

read180 by read180 21 Mar 2009

What a beautiful Poem. I'm crying too. It's hard to lose a mother. Blessings

americangirl by americangirl 21 Mar 2009

That is really nice, looks like we are all crying.

crafter2243 by crafter2243 22 Mar 2009

This poem is the most heartwarming one I have read. Yes I too have tears.

chenille by chenille 23 Mar 2009

This is beautiful..I am going to copy it.
My mother has lived with us for the past 15 yrs. She is legally blind and has just recently contracted a bad respiratory bug. We worry every day...she will be 89 yrs next month.
Thank you for printing this, you have no idea how much it means!!

suzettebritz by suzettebritz 19 Aug 2009

O dear, it is August now and I am also crying... Thinking of my mom of 86yrs... still healthy, but in another country and who knows for how long will she still pick up the phone when I call her...

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by shirlener88 20 Mar 2009

Sandie, dear one - I can tell how hard this is one you or you would be much stronger - for the family and they wouldn't be so worried about you - you just do what you need to do - for the time being - get through the services and everything - I will be praying for you and the rest of the family - you will need some extra strength to deal with this - I do believe, because you had spoken to her just less than 2 hours before her passing - that she knew that you would be able to handle her passing - they always wait for the one that they are worried about and when they speak to them - they know that it is ok for them to pass - I know you will treasure that last conversation with her, too. Take care of yourself and do whatever you can - to get through this time.

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by lv2sew 20 Mar 2009

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and yours and will keep you in my prayers.

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by kttyhwk4 20 Mar 2009

So sorry to hear of your great loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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by waterlily 20 Mar 2009

I'm so sorry! YOu and your family are in my prayers.

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by kharriman 20 Mar 2009

I thought of you when I saw this video. It's a beautiful video.

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memasanders by memasanders 21 Mar 2009

How beautiful. You really touched my heart. How true it is if we all just open our hearts and minds. Just let Him hold us and protect us. Gob Bless you

kharriman by kharriman 22 Mar 2009

You're welcome!!!

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by bamaasc 20 Mar 2009

You are in my thoughts & prayers. Hugs! *

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by americangirl 20 Mar 2009

It is hard when a family member passes. Try and remember the good times and take care of yourself.

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by adelmarie 20 Mar 2009

I am sorry about your loss, just think that she is now in better hands. Take lots of care xoxox

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by marymoore 20 Mar 2009

oh my dear one i am so sorry about your loss i am not close to my mom but when my granny passed it was the end of my world it has been almost 5 years now and i miss her everyday and it has been that long since i spoke to my mom keep her in your heart you know she is still there with you you will be in my prayers for peace

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by kharriman 20 Mar 2009

I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.

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by manami 20 Mar 2009

Oh Sandie...I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. I can only imagine how hard it is, losing my father was the saddest day in my life. I know words are not enough to comfort you this time, but know that we are here for your anytime you need. You and your family will be in my prayers and thoughts. Please, take care of yourself. Love and a big hug. Your friend, Yoriko

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by mont7 20 Mar 2009

Sending you hugs, process this as YOU need to.....each of us are different xxx

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by darmoola 20 Mar 2009

Oh I'm so sorry! I lost my mom about a year ago and I can imagine how you feel...my thoughts and prayers are with you...my mom had been ill and was in the hospital. I was told by the doctor that she was being discharged in the morning because she was doing so well. I got a call instead that she turned for the worst and needed to come right away. I knew at that time she was gone....my memories are so important. I think of all the laughts and funny things she did...One thing I will share with you is...she went shopping, mind you she was 80 at the time and she bought herself a thong. When I asked her why she said they were on sale. The funny thing was she didn't know how to wear one. She complained how uncomfortable they were....she had me in stitches and I'm laughing as is write this...but I'm also missing her trememdously...So God Bless you and your family and hang on to all the great memories you will have forever!

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by simplyrosie 20 Mar 2009

Oh my goodness, I am SOOOO very sorry to hear this. I will keep you and your family in my prayers... may you find peace through the midst of the pain. :-( Hugs, hugs, more hugs. xoxo teri

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by wvlou 20 Mar 2009

my deepest sympathies to you and your family

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by dlonnahawkins 20 Mar 2009

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. God bless you and be with you at this time. It is hard to know that she will no longer here for you, but she will always be with you in your heart. (()) to you.

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by loish 20 Mar 2009

So very sorry to hear this. It is hard, I know. But you will get through it - all the Cuties are here to listen and offer shoulders to lean on should you want one.
Lots of Hugs and * for you. Lois

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